MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture

New collaborative MA: Warburg Institutue and the National Gallery

The National Gallery is pleased to announce that a new collaborative MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture, offered jointly with the Warburg Institute, will take its first students in 2013–14.

The purpose of the programme is to provide high level linguistic, archive and research skills for a new generation of academic art historians and museum curators. The art historical and scholarly traditions of the Warburg Institute will be linked to the practical experience and skills of the National Gallery to provide training which will equip students either as academic art historians with serious insight into the behind the scenes working of a great museum or as curators with the research skills necessary for high-level museum work.

About the programme

This twelve-month, full-time programme will provide valuable skills to a new generation of academic art historians and museum curators and provide an introduction to:

  • Museum knowledge, which covers all aspects of curatorship including the technical examination of paintings, connoisseurship, materials and conservation, attribution, provenance and issues relating to display.
  • Art history and Renaissance culture to increase students’ understanding of methods of analysing the subjects of works of art and their knowledge of Renaissance art works and the conditions in which they were commissioned, produced and enjoyed.
  • Current scholarship and professional practice in these areas as well as new and emerging areas of research and scholarship. 

Applications for entry in 2013 should be submitted by 31 May 2013. Further information about the MA and how to apply can be found on the Warburg Institutue's website: MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture [External link]

About the Warburg Institute

The Warburg Institute exists principally to further the study of the classical tradition, that is of those elements of European thought, literature, art and institutions which derive from the ancient world. The Warburg Institute is concerned mainly with cultural history, art history and the history of ideas, especially in the Renaissance. The Institute houses a world-famous Library, Archive and Photographic Collection. The Warburg Institute is a member institute of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. 

The Warburg Institute

 
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